The following is a partial list of the first workshops scheduled at the 2013 Orient Festival. New workshops, day, time of execution will be added gradually.

Thai massage FEWA FAWE

The course is taught by experienced practitioners from Thailand. In the theoretical part of the course will discuss the basic principles for the maintenance and prosecution of psycho physical that can be summarized in four main elements:

Earth Element: “You are what you eat.” Education in proper nutrition.

Water Element: Drink plenty of water. Water cleanses and refreshes the body.

Air element: The muscles need oxygen. A good circulatory system is essential for a healthy body and balanced.

Fire Element: Control your own emotions. Being stressed out or too excited about are the details that send your body out of balance.

Students then learn techniques to massage the whole body, aimed at relieving muscle fatigue and pain, to treat a chronic physical problems, and reducing tension headaches, restoring ‘mobilita’all muscular system and joints and helping to relax. The course also provides a brief introduction to Traditional Thai Medicine and Thai Massage.


The course aims at learning the secrets of the art of Japanese calligraphy. During the lessons our teachers will guide you in writing of the ideograms and knowledge of different models calligrafie.Il course is also open to those who have never studied Japanese or have never picked up a brush. The teacher will provide the necessary materials: Shitajiki: soft cloth to put under the paper Bunchin: paperweights Hanshi (kami): paper (rice) Fude: 2 brushes Sumi and bokuju: china ink Suzuri: stone for the preparation of the ink



The kirie workshop will be held by the teacher Rina Papadopulu who will teach to participants how to perform some works by using the paper carving. The teacher will follow the practitioners providing step by step explanations on technique and precautions to be taken in creating the work. All necessary materials for the workshop will be provided by the teacher. Participants will keep their jobs, such as memory of the experience.


Basic Course on the creation, care and maintenance of indoor and outdoor bonsai. During the course you will learn the basic rules, tips and tricks to teach how to cultivate and maintain bonsai indoor or outdoor


The course will learn the techniques of harmonious sound massage, the first step in a journey that will actually use the singing bowls. To promote relaxation, balance, comfort and concentration. At the end of the course participants will be able to express that love in them, so far hidden from the pressures of everyday life, released through exercise and pleasurable game with the bells. And give it freely to others.


The history of tea traditions and legends, ceremonies and rituals, how to drink tea in the world: the art of making and tasting, green tea, blacks, whites as where to find them enhance their properties.
A course that provides a wealth of information to fans of tea, from its history to the classification by type of work, with suggestions for preparation and retrieval of the finest green teas and among blacks.
The course is open to all and aims to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills on tea and its taste.


the course of the Japanese art of flower composition is divided into theoretical and practical lessons that will discuss the technical and philosophical principles that underlie the traditional teachings of Ikebana and the composition. At the end of the course students will be able to retain work done


The course is designed for all sushi lovers. The course taken by Megumi chefs teach the secrets of cooking rice and techniques for preparing makimono and nigiri. After a first hand demonstration, each student will be able to practice his teachings and personally prepare various types of sushi.


The Reiki workshop, lasting 1 hour, will be held by the Gendai Reiki Italy. It begins with a guided meditation, and then continue with a brief introductory explanation of the method and simple exercises, concluding with harmonization (Reiju), given to each participant.


The traditional painting with a brush and china. By the term Japanese Sumi-and indicating a pictorial style monochrome dellEstremo East that uses only black ink, or the sumi, in various concentrations. This technique originated in China between 618-907 then consolidated in 960-1279. It was introduced in Japan in the mid-fourteenth century by Zen Buddhist monks, grew in popularity until its heyday, between 1338 and 1573. As in the art of Shodo, the artist prepares his ink pulverizing of the fingers against a special stone? – Suzuri, or it can utilize the ready. The brushes are similar to those for the handwriting, made ​​of bamboo with pet hair like a goat, ox, boar. The tip of the brush is thinned, a feature essential to the style sumi-e. This art, the depiction of the Four Noble prefers, also known as the Four Friends, including four species of plants, each one representing a season: Orchids depicting the Spring – Haru The ume (plum on Asia) representing the Summer – Natsu


The printing of images on the incision on wooden tablets. Among the known works are the Ukiyo-e by Sharaku, Hiroshige and Hokusai. Taught in the fourth year of primary school in Japan.

Miho Ikeda-Engraver- Born in 1978 in Tsukiyono-machi, Gumma Japan: graduated from ‘Tokyo Gakugei University, Faculty of Education degree in Fine Arts in 2001 and Master in Education, Specialization in Fine Arts from the same University in 2003, moved to Italy to follow the sculpture course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara in 2004, where she graduated in , 2009. She has held several exhibitions in Japan and in Italy in 2007 and received the Japan Prize Illustration Awards 8th. The Chrysanthemums depicting the Fall – Aki The Bamboo depicting the Winter – Fuyu


the Kumihimo is a technique born in Japan of the ‘tangle of threads of silk, wool or cotton to make structures round, flat and triangular. Used it for: decoration of weapons, Samurai, beautiful clothes of Japanese theater, the Obijime (Obi-belt to secure women’s Kimono), the scrolls for the cords, religious and artistic.

The Italian Association Kumihimo: May 26, 2008 It ‘was founded the Italian Association of Kumihimo, non-profit organization with the A IMS to study the spread and kumihimo, and the plots in general.


Ori = fold, kami = paper. Origami is the art with which to bend the colored paper. Simply folding the paper, you can create various items including, flowers, animals and many other objects.


The game of Shogi: Japanese version of chess. No captured piece is removed from the game, but instead enlisted in the opponent ranks. This makes a game unique and surprising. (